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Conservative Ivan Duque Wins Colombia's Presidential Election

Conservative Ivan Duque won 54 percent of the vote in Sunday's race, beating leftist Gustavo Petro by 12 points.
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Conservative Ivan Duque Wins Colombia's Presidential Election

Colombia has elected its next president.

Conservative Ivan Duque won 54 percent of the vote in Sunday's race, beating leftist Gustavo Petro by 12 points.

The presidential election was the first since the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia reached a peace agreement in 2016, ending a decadeslong civil war.

Duque openly opposes that peace agreement and has promised to make some changes to it.

Duque is set to take office in August. When he does, he'll be one of the youngest presidents in Colombia's history.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN